E-NV: Receive Error "nVision MacroDir/LayoutDir/DrilldownDir Registry Setting Is Missing Or Invalid" When Running nVision Reports (Doc ID 1341198.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.44 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance: OCT-05-2015

Symptoms

When launching nVision via the workstation client or via the Process Scheduler, nVision fails at startup with the following errors:

“The PS/nVision MacroDir registry setting is missing or invalid. Yes to continue. (28,154)”
“The PS/nVision LayoutDir registry setting is missing or invalid. Yes to continue. (28,154)”
“The PS/nVision DrillDownDir registry setting is missing or invalid. Yes to continue. (28,154)”
“The PS/nVision TemplateDir registry setting is missing or invalid. Yes to continue. (28,154)”
Then, I get this:
“The PS/nVision TemplateDir registry setting is missing or invalid. Yes to continue. (28,154)”
Then I get this:
“PS/nVision was unable to start communications with Microsoft Excel. (28,82)”

After hitting "Ok" for each message, nVision and Excel exit.

This error message can occur after a PeopleTools upgrade or after a new workstation install.

Cause

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